6 episodes

Linguistics holds up a magnifying glass to society to allow us to see the beauty, rawness, and complicatedness in what it means to be human by studying everything involved in what we communicate and how we communicate it. This is a podcast dedicated to talking about Black people and our language and the beauty, rawness, and complicatedness of our various realities. From discussing our favorite slang terms, to complex grammar, to the implications of linguistic discrimination, this podcast reaffirms, uplifts, and gives respect to Black people of the past, present, and future.

The Black Language Podcas‪t‬ Anansa Benbow

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

Linguistics holds up a magnifying glass to society to allow us to see the beauty, rawness, and complicatedness in what it means to be human by studying everything involved in what we communicate and how we communicate it. This is a podcast dedicated to talking about Black people and our language and the beauty, rawness, and complicatedness of our various realities. From discussing our favorite slang terms, to complex grammar, to the implications of linguistic discrimination, this podcast reaffirms, uplifts, and gives respect to Black people of the past, present, and future.

    Deadass is Forever

    Deadass is Forever

    Deadass is a crowd favorite! In this episode I talk about the origins and transformations of "deadass".Twitter: @blacklangpodInstagram: @blacklangpodEmail: theblacklanguagepodcast@gmail.com

    • 18 min
    Grammar Skool

    Grammar Skool

    I’m taking y’all to school with this episode - not literally, but rather,  for a discussion about how Black language and our kids are treated in schools. This episode is based loosely on a Tedx Talk that I gave in 2019, but I promise this episode is way...

    • 31 min
    Often Imitated, but Never Duplicated

    Often Imitated, but Never Duplicated

    On the episode of The Black Language Podcast, the host Anansa dives into language appropriation through the comparison of Rachel Jeantel and Bhad Bhabie and speaks about the false claim that African American Language is stan/twitter/internet language....

    • 21 min
    Aight So Boom

    Aight So Boom

    How do you know if someone is about to tell a fire story? Probably because they began with "aight so boom”.On this episode of The Black Language Podcast, the host Anansa, talks about the usage of "aight so boom" in story telling among Black people. Not...

    • 28 min
    Defund the Grammar Police, The Revolution Will be Multilingual

    Defund the Grammar Police, The Revolution Will be Multilingual

    In this episode of The Black Language Podcast, your host, Anansa provides the vision for this podcast. Twitter: @blacklangpodInstagram: @blacklangpodEmail: theblacklanguagepodcast@gmail.com

    • 27 min
    Trailer

    Trailer

    Welcome to The Black Language Podcast where we talk about our people and our language and where talkin' Black is anything said by a Black person. From discussing our favorite slang terms, to grammar structures, to linguistic discrimination, this podcast...

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

killercamcam ,

Aight, so, boom... I love this podcast

I absolutely enjoy this podcast, I love how it makes me think about things that I somehow subconsciously understand but have never thought about it. I love preservation of culture and this is a facet that I have always been curious about so I really enjoy learning and experiencing that

IamNegrx ,

Black Language Podcast fan

Learning a lot about linguistics, and our Black language. Love the clarity and centering of Black people.

Disgruntled Customer 9 ,

Clear and Relatable

I love how easy the conversation flows in the dynamic topics that are being covered. This is the podcast I’ve been waiting to subscribe to! Worth the listen every time. Amazing

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